Global Restaurant Industry Experts

Aaron Allen & Associates advises many of the largest and most successful foodservice and hospitality companies globally with an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience across categories, cuisines, geographies, functional areas, ownership types, service styles, operating platforms, and phases of the business lifecycle.

We work with executive leadership of emerging and established restaurant chains, private equity firms, and institutional investors to help them drive growth, optimize performance, and maximize enterprise value.

Global. Holistic. Integrated.

As a strategy-focused, top line-oriented organization we have helped clients






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One of the world’s most sought-after and quoted restaurant industry authorities.

foodservice industry in the middle east

The new normal in the GCC is unsettling. Collectively holding their breath through the hardships that have beset regional operators beginning in Q4-2015, stakeholders and shareholders alike are growing ever

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Many public company restaurant CEOs have been called on recently to answer for their sluggish responses to the emerging challenges that characterize the modern foodservice era. Oftentimes, their responsibly-worded reply

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Casual Dining Restaurant Chains Entering Dangerous Waters

In 2008, Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes told a Motley Fool writer that “neither RedBox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition.” Just a few short

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At its height, Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus embodied American entertainment. Over the span of its 146 years, its spirited ringmasters invited fans of all ages to take in both

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The biggest threats are often those that few see coming. It’s a case of history repeating itself with companies being wiped out by disruptive forces that were often dismissed when

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menu engineering

Margins are being compressed for restaurants and foodservice operators around the world. Nearly every geography, cuisine, and operating model is being hit with increased costs relative to rent, labor, commodities,

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restaurant investment

While we expect M&A activity to continue to pick up over the next five years, those leveraging the best insights regarding the evolution of the market landscape to inform a

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restaurant industry growth

We receive thousands of inquiries each year from every corner of the foodservice industry and from all around the globe. There are some common patterns in what we’re being asked.

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